boyedav
Contributor
Contributor

Boot from SATA device with ESX?

We'll be using the Dell Perc 5i controller, which is a SAS/SATA controller and is on the VMWare storage HCL.

Does this mean I can use it as storage for a guest OS, or can I install ESX onto the SATA device? Both? We'll be using ESX 3.5 update 1 or newer, latest patch level.

Thanks!

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wgardiner
Hot Shot
Hot Shot

You will be able to install ESX onto the drive. You should also be able to configure a VMFS volume on the disk as they are presented as SCSI... not sure about both at the same time though.

There is some info here which may assist you:

http://www.run-virtual.com/?p=88

Dave_Mishchenko
Immortal
Immortal

You'll be able to use it for both the install and for VMFS partitions (guest storage).